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Inscription

lower right: on banner held by angel, letters upside down: GLORIA IN XELSIS DEO; center reverse, first two letters in monogram: J:B.[or] H:B. N:66. / Albano.

Provenance

John Barnard [d. 1784], London;[1] by inheritance to his nephew, Thomas Hankey [d. 1799], Bedford Park, London; (his estate sale, Christie's, London, 7-8 June 1799, no. 36); James Akers, London; (his sale, Stanley, London, 28-29 April 1814 [originally scheduled for April 21-22], no. 127); George Spencer-Churchill, 5th duke of Marlborough [1766-1840], White Knights, near Reading, Berkshire; (his sale, Hawkes, at his residence, 26-28 October 1819, 3rd day, no. 13). (sale, Phillips, London, 12 October 1985, as Workshop of Albani). (Havari and Johns, London); sold 1986 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1986
The Age of Correggio and the Carracci: Emilian Painting of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1986-1987, not in cat.
1998
A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1998, no. 38.
Bibliography
1984
Pepper, D. Stephen. Guido Reni: A Complete Catalogue of His Works with an Introductory Text. Oxford, 1984.
1987
Bauer, George C. "Bernini's Altar for the Val-de-Grâce." In Light on the Eternal City: Observations and Discoveries in the Art and Architecture of Rome. Papers in Art History from the Pennsylvania State University, 2. Ed. Hellmut Hagar and Susan Scott Munshower. University Park, Pennsylvania, 1987: 177-187.
1988
Charles-Gaffot, Jacques. Trésors d'art sacré à l'ombre du Val-de-Grâce. Exh. cat. Mairie du Ve arrondissement, Paris, 1988.
1994
Mignot, Claude. Le Val-de-Grâce: L'ermitage d'une reine. Paris, 1994.
1996
Fredericksen, Burton B., ed. (assisted by Julia I. Armstrong and Doris A. Mendenhall). Index of Paintings Sold in the British Isles During the Nineteenth Century. 4 vols. Santa Barbara, 1996-1999.
1997
Allen, Christophe. "Les deux premières editions de De arte graphica." In Jean-Claude Boyer, ed. Pierre Mignard "le Romain." Actes du colloque organisé au Musée du Louvre par le service culturel le 20 September 1995. Paris, 1997: 117-134.
1997
Boyer, Jean-Claude, and Sylvain Laveissière. "Hommage à Pierre Mignard: La gloire du Val-de-Grâce, grisaille de Michel II Corneille d'après dal coupole de Mignard." In Jean-Claude Boyer, ed. Pierre Mignard "le Romain." Actes du colloque organisé au Musée du Louvre par le service culturel le 20 September 1995. Paris, 1997: 161-178.
1997
Boyer, Jean-Claude, and Sylvain Laveissière. "Iconographie de la coupole de Pierre Mignard." In Jean-Claude Boyer, ed. Pierre Mignard "le Romain." Actes du colloque organisé au Musée du Louvre par le service culturel le 20 September 1995. Paris, 1997: 179-194.
2001
Chantelou, Paul Fréart de. Journal du voyage du cavalier Bernin en France. Translated by Milovan Stanić. Paris, 2001.
2009
Conisbee, Philip, et al. French Paintings of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2009: no. 72, 329-333, color repro.
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